Blood drive Friday will honor injured Saint Martin's College student
Thursday, August 28, 2003
Lacey, Wash. - The Saint Martin’s College community will have a blood
drive in the name of Saint Martin’s student Shelley Harder Friday at the
College’s Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. Blood can
be given anytime between 9 and 11:15 a.m. or noon and 3 p.m.
Appointments are needed, and can be made by contacting Susan Leyster,
the college’s Campus Ministry director, at 360-438-4581; email@example.com.
Harder, of Everson, Wash., remains in intensive care at Seattle’s
Harborview Hospital following an Aug. 19 accident in which was
critically injured. She was working on an I-5 overpass as a flagger when
the driver of a pickup truck struck a construction barrel. Harder either
tried to jump out of the way or was knocked over the railing by the
collision, landing about 35 feet below. She suffered multiple broken
bones, head injuries and internal injuries, requiring 23 units of blood
before internal bleeding could be controlled. The driver of the vehicle
failed to stop and has not been found.
A biology major who wants to become a physical therapist, Harder is a
sophomore at Saint Martin’s, and a dean’s list student. An outstanding
athlete, she redshirted onto the college’s basketball team as a freshman
and was considered by Coach Tim Healy as a key player in the upcoming
Teammates, fellow students and faculty who have just returned for the
beginning of classes this week at the college are considering other
avenues in the coming weeks to show their support for Harder, who is
expected to remain in intensive care for about two more weeks.
For more information:
Campus Ministry director
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